By Debra Thimmesch, Dec 9 2014, 3Dprint.com

3D printer manufacturer Printrbot’s educational initiative, dubbed Printrbot Learn, has an assignment for you: Help them construct via a living document a 3D printing curriculum. The company created Printrbot Learn to encourage schools to incorporate 3D printing in their curricula.

logo-PBLearn-50pxAt the helm of Printrbot Learn’s blog is Clarence Fischer of the tiny town of Snow Lake, Manitoba in the north of Canada. Fischer, who was a teacher at Snow Lake’s small school for 20 years, keeps his remote town at the edge of technological development. He was interviewed by the New York Times and CNET when the kids in his classroom became some of the world’s first bloggers.

clarence-fischerFischer’s passion for technology led him to 3D printing and to Printrbot, the modest but successful company based in Lincoln, California. Printrbot sells affordable 3D printers and offers what they call “maker kits,” which are printers plus accessories to encourage the project-minded. The Canadian teacher’s zeal is apparent in the blog he writes for Printrbot Learn, where he issued his appeal for help creating a 3D printing curriculum for school kids.

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